Long Black Hair: 15 Hairstyles to Show It Off

Want effortlessly beautiful hair? Here are easy ways to style long black hair.

At one point, we have all envied that girl in shampoo commercials. Her long, silky black hair in slow motion spells #hairgoals. When you have hair as beautiful as that, you don’t need to do a lot of styling. Long black hair on its own is gorgeous, especially when it’s healthy. Aside from a sleek down ‘do, you can flaunt your ebony mane in several other ways. Here they are.

1. Messy Fishtail Braid

Asian woman with long black hair in a messy fishtail braid smiling
No need to worry about perfecting your braid with this ‘do. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Gone are the days when your hair needs to be sleek and polished all the time. Go for a messy fishtail braid on casual days when you want to look chic but relaxed at the same time.

Editor’s tip: Whether you’re creating a messy ‘do or not, always start with strong and healthy hair by washing your tresses with Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo. It has Biotin to help make your hair stronger and avoid breakage, so you can explore different hairstyles without having to worry!

2. Messy Half-Up Braid with Ribbon

Back shot of an Filipina woman with hair in a half-up braid with ribbon
Tie a ribbon at the end of your braid for that sweet and chic look. Credit: Michelle Pedron

Another messy braid you can do is a half-up braid hairstyle. You can create a simple three-strand braid or a half-up French braid. Again, you don’t need to make sure that every strand is in place. Then, add a pastel-colored ribbon to create a sweet contrast against your long black hair.

3. Half Crown Braid

Long black hair: Asian woman wearing a dark blue dress with long black hair sitting on a swing in a park
With a half crown braid, you’ll look like a pretty fairy smiling at your friends.

When you need to dress up a bit, put your hair in a half crown braid. Just take two small sections of hair at the sides, twist each, and combine using an elastic. For the rest of your hair, you can spritz sea salt spray to add texture or iron it straight for a sleek look. You can wear this hairstyle on dates, lunch gatherings, or even on weddings when you’re a guest.

Editor’s tip: Spritz TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray if you want to give grip to your hair to make styling easier. 

4. Long Micro Braids

Back shot Filipina woman with long black hair in micro braids wearing a colorful dress
Why stick to one braid when you have many? Credit: Michelle Pedron

Be creative and put your long black hair into several micro braids! It’s a fun and playful way of styling your hair, giving you a unique look that oozes with personality.

5. Low Messy Ponytail

Woman with long hair in a low messy ponytail wearing a pink dress
A messy ponytail makes for a chic and fresh party harirstyle. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TRESemmé

Another messy-chic hairstyle you can try on your long black hair is a low messy ponytail. This hairstyle is not just for staying in. You can also wear it to parties along with your favorite dress.

6. Long and Layered

Long black hair: Woman wearing a white blouse with long black hair standing against an iron roof background
Have layers of fun with a long, beautiful layered hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Tired of a blunt, one-length haircut? Add layers to the tips of your long hair. This way, you get to maintain the length while allowing your hair to cascade down your back and form a V-shape. Layers can also help distribute your hair’s volume if you have long, thick tresses.

Editor’s tip: If you love leaving your hair down, make sure it is healthy by washing it with TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo and TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner. These products have natural ingredients that help replenish lost nutrients in your hair. 

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7. Long and Wavy

Long black hair: Close up shot of a woman with long black hair against a light gray background
Add a bit of pizzazz to your straight hair by making some waves. Credit: Shutterstock

Creating soft and subtle waves is an easy way to jazz up long and black hair. You can make gorgeous beach waves, you can simply curl the lower section of your hair. This is also a great way to add volume to long, thin hair. When making waves, avoid wrapping sections of your hair around your curing iron for too long. Three to five seconds is enough to achieve the waves you are gunning for.

Editor’s tip: Wash your long locks with DOVE Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and DOVE Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner to help tame frizz while pampering your hair with Advanced Nutri-Oils that keep hair nourished. 

8. Long Black Hair with Bangs

Long black hair: Closeup shot of Asian model with long black hair with bangs wearing a blue dress
Get a fab fringe and enter the room with a bang. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Bangs instantly add oomph to your hair, no matter the length. You can go for blunt bangs or baby bangs if you want to be a bit more daring. Try wispy bangs for a more laidback look. Whatever type of fringe you choose, remember to have your bangs constantly trimmed so they stay in good shape. Besides, you wouldn’t want your bangs poking your eyes, would you?

Editor’s tip: Spritz a small amount of TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax on your palms and apply to your fringe to add texture and to help keep it in place. 

9. Long Curly Hair

Long black hair: Closeup shot of woman with long black curly hair wearing a white blouse
Got natural curls? A dollop of hair mousse is all you need to make them gorgeous. Credit: Shutterstock

Got natural, curly black hair? Show it off through a gorgeous down ‘do. Let your curls fall beautifully by applying a dollop of hair mousse before blow drying in low heat. Maintain your curls as well by using a conditioner that suits curly hair.

Editor’s tip: Get well-defined curls with the help of TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse. This product also helps keep frizz in control, so you get sleek and frizz-free curls all day long. 

10. Asteria Hair

Asian woman with long black asteria hair wearing an off-shoulder red dress
Time to take out your hair crimpers and create those tiny curls! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Unlike long curly hair, asteria hair has tinier and more even curls. It’s a great way to wear your hair during the summer if you’re dreaming of being a mermaid. It can also help make thin hair look thicker.

11. Double Braided Ponytail

Back shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in a double braided ponytail wearing a cheerleader costume
Your go-to ponytail just got better with two chic braids added to the picture. Credit: Hariono Halim

Make a simple ponytail more exciting by creating two cute braids first before tying your hair. The double braided ponytail can be your signature look in school so you can walk your school halls in style

12. Sleek and Straight Hair

Graduation hairstyles: Asian woman with long dark straight hair smiling
Don’t underestimate the beauty of a simple straight hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you’re not in the mood for twisting and braiding your hair, leaving it down is a style in itself, especially if you have smooth and sleek tresses. To get glamorously straight hair, spray heat protectant on your hair, then iron one section at a time until your hair becomes pin-straight. So easy, right?

Editor’s tip: Protect your hair from heat damage while smoothing out frizz with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray. If you often blowdry, iron, or curl your hair, this product is a must-have on your dresser. 

13. Big top knot

Asian woman with long black hair in a big top knot hairstyle
Want to keep your hair in place for a long time? Put it up in a big top knot. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Look like a model-off-duty with a big top knot. This easy and fuss-free hairstyle has that chic but relaxed feel, making you a head-turner even if you’re just wearing a simple shirt-and-jeans combo.

14. Triple braid

Asian woman with triple braid
Triple the braid, triple the charm! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Why stick to a single basic braid when you can create three? If you have long, thick locks, a triple braid suits you. It’s also the perfect presko hairstyle during hot and humid days.

15. Messy Side Braid with Accessories

Happy Asian woman with messy side braid hairstyle wearing a white sleeveless top
Nail a boho-chic look with a messy side braid. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Going fo a boho-chic vibe? Put your hair in a messy side braid and jazz it up with a headband. This hairstyle is also perfect for weekends when you’re going to the mall or meeting your friends for coffee.

With these styling tips, you don’t need to be a shampoo commercial model to get gorgeous long black hair. Get ready to show it off at work, in school, or even on night-outs with your friends.

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